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LT AFC Rushing Leader

Discussion in 'American Football' started by gobigblue, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. gobigblue

    gobigblue BoltTalker

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    After a really bad start, he's well on his way to leading the AFC. Only Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is ahead of him in the league. What a great turn around consider at one point, he was only averaging 2.9 per rush. He also lead the league in rushing TDs! Props to offensive line as well.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/statistics?stat=rush&sort=yds&league=nfl&season=2&year=2007

    RNK NAME ATT YDS AVG YPG LNG TD FUM LST
    1 A. Peterson RB, MIN 96 607 6.3 121.4 73 4 1 1
    2 L. Tomlinson RB, SDG 122 527 4.3 87.8 41 6 0 0
    3 Ronnie Brown RB, MIA 102 526 5.2 87.7 60 4 0 0
    4 W. McGahee RB, BAL 127 525 4.1 87.5 37 1 1 0
    5 E. James RB, ARI 129 522 4.0 87.0 27 4 2 0
    6 Willie Parker RB, PIT 121 507 4.2 101.4 25 1 2 1
    7 Travis Henry RB, DEN 102 498 4.9 99.6 33 1 1 0
    8 LaMont Jordan RB, OAK 102 466 4.6 93.2 33 2 0 0
    9 Thomas Jones RB, NYJ 112 420 3.8 70.0 36 0 1 0
    10 S. Alexander RB, SEA 116 413 3.6 68.8 22 2 1 0
     
  2. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    Amazing what a 198yd rushing day will do for you .. :D
     
  3. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if a RB has ever won the league rushing title in his rookie year.

    Adrian Peterson might end up doing just that! Maybe league MVP too! :icon_eek:

    He'd get OROY, NFL's leading rusher, and NFL MVP in his rookie year!:icon_tease:
     
  4. gobigblue

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    If the season ended today, true Peterson wins the rushing title and OROY but the MVP has to go to Tom Brady. Peterson rushed 224 yds against a Bears defense that hasn't been the same since losing Mike Brown at safety.
     
  5. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Once Petersen hits the rookie wall around week 13, LT will probably have another rushing title to his name.

    LT really deserves the record for most 200 yards games. How many times has he been between 195 and 199?
     
  6. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    too bloody many
     
  7. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Not bad for a third-down back.
     
  8. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Or one that has lost a step. :icon_tease:
     
  9. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    good to see LT get back on track, but let's not get to exited about this, remmember, Willie Parker and Travis Henry have played 1 less game, let's see where LT is after the bye week
     
  10. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

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    I thought we wanted LT benched?
     
  11. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    traded :icon_tease:
     
  12. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

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    My bad...:icon_sad:
     
  13. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    its ok :yes:
     
  14. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    LT LT LT and AP AP AP..LT is the King..AP is the prince:yes:
     
  15. Thread_Killer

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    LT needs to get some preseason touches next year.
     
  16. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    LT should have rushed one more time to make it a 200 yard rushing game :bolt:
     
  17. Alpenbolt

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    Peterson will get hurt. Its been his style. LT will win the NFL rushing crown again.
     
  18. Buck Blincoe

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    Peterson is a rookie. He completely shredded the Bears defense yesterday.
     
  19. BlueandGold

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    Flashbacks of Cadillac Williams.

    Oh wait.
     
  20. BoltsFanUK

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    he's better than the Cadillac by far and it looks like his knee isn't giving him any problems
     
  21. gobigblue

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    You mean the same Travis Henry who will probably end his season at mid season since he'll also fail his B sample for marijuana?! Parker will be playing against Denver. That will be an interesting game especially with Davenport's pending legal issues.

    Chargers never got the ball back after LT scored his last TD.
     
  22. gobigblue

    gobigblue BoltTalker

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    At this point, he's 1 less TD but 54 yards more from what he did after 6 games last year. Got this from another board.

    http://www.thenflforum.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77488

    2006 after 6 games:
    125 carries for 473 yards and 7 TDs.

    2007 after 6 games:
    122 carries for 527 yards and 6 TDs.
     
  23. richpjr

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    Just wait. AP's yards per game and yards per carry will go way down after the Chargers play the Vikings in a few weeks!
     
  24. WonderSlug

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    So he's pretty much on pace for matching last year! :icon_eek:
     
  25. TheLash

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    yeah I remembered him starting slow, but not that slow:unsure:
     

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